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Timor-Leste: Escaping Fragility

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

After centuries of foreign rule, Timor-Leste has readied itself to be a full partner in what is shaping up as Asia's century.

Ensuring Child-Safe Tourism in Asia

Sebastien Marot | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Sebastien Marot

Travelers need to be made aware of the impact they can have on the local communities they are visiting and how they can reduce any negative impact and reinforce their positive impact.

Taking on Your 20's -- What You Need to Know Now

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 07.22.2012 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

In these final years of our restless 20's, we're wrestling with some big ticket items -- getting married, finding better jobs, moving, settling down, having kids.

Interview: Jeff Power of Pangeo Coffee

Menuism | Posted 07.11.2012 | Food
Menuism

Coffee has followed a similar story to wine. In recent years, people have realized there's truly a difference between cheap beans and good ones, and even amazing ones.

Hunger Games Approved For Release In China: Should Architects Be Scared?

Mitch McEwen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Mitch McEwen

Now that The Hunger Games phenomenon is set to be released next month in China, it may be a moment to ask -- where, as architects, do we see ourselves in this allegory?

Doing Development Differently

Andrea Coleman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Andrea Coleman

Making a difference matters. If development, poverty and inequality are going to be solved, then entrepreneurial characteristics need to be developed.

Everything I Really Needed to Know About Nonprofit Work, I Learned When I Was 21

Hayden Bixby | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

The rules we implemented while out on safari still apply as I and others face the inevitable interpersonal, political, mechanical, and financial challenges that arise in nonprofit work.

Banking With Ideas

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Mahmoud Mohieldin

Today's world has no shortage of development challenges. The good news is that there is also no shortage of ideas for solving them.

The Devil in the Malaria Details

David de Ferranti | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
David de Ferranti

Have you ever had to buy a long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net (LLIN)? Probably not, even if you live in Africa, where nine out of ten malaria-related deaths occur.

From Kashgar to Kashi (喀什): The Chinese Remaking of Kashgar

Amy Reger | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Amy Reger

If the Chinese government is serious about bringing prosperity to all ethnicities in East Turkestan with its new development plans, it needs to work aggressively to end open discrimination in the employment sector for Uyghurs.

Healing The Grandchildren Of Rwandan Genocide

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Julienne was just four during the 1994 genocide. She is HIV-positive and works as an artisan for this member-owned women's collective through The Ih...

BRICs Are Building a Wall Around the Poor Despite Rapid Growth

James Doran | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
James Doran

Whatever economic miracle is sweeping big Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, it has given Loong Poon Lei, and hundreds of other villages, a wide berth.

Wanted: Professional Soulmate

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Dr Layla McCay

It turns out that while I was spending my formative years coming up with brilliant ideas to change the world, I should actually have been screening my fellow students for their potential as my future business partners.

How Can Africa Compete With China?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Africans have lots of opportunities to trade that they have not yet exploited -- opportunities that are outside of China's reach. The first of this "low-hanging fruits" is food.

Grab the Land

Josh Tetrick | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

For millions of indigenous villagers and pastoralists it means forced relocation, loss of livelihoods, and a death blow to their ancient cultures. Ethiopia is a sad example of the worst of these outcomes.

Sustainability Is the Sensible Alternative

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

More people in the world are living better, but the natural world that underpins this prosperity is constantly being eroded.

World Tuberculosis Day -- Do We Really Need It?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Is apathy and the financial crisis what stand between us and the saving the lives of people who lack access to basic prevention and treatment?

Yay! Summers Not Nominated

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

That collective sigh you hear is mass relief that Larry Summers will not be the next World Bank president. In fact, the actual U.S. nominee, Dartmo...

Myanmar: First Steps

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The road ahead still looks daunting, but the opportunity for Myanmar's people is simply too great to turn back.

Jeff Sachs Is the Best Choice for President of the World Bank

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

President Obama should appoint Jeff Sachs President of the World Bank. Jeff is, without doubt, the world's top development economist.

Who Will Be Africa's Brazil?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The Brazilian "model" is one of balance -- between economic discipline and social solidarity, efficiency and equity, markets and people. That's worth imitating in Africa.

Saw Kony 2012? A Must Read New Book on Conflict and Aid

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Tom Murphy

The timing of the Kony 2012 campaign is quite apt in light of the recent release of Dr Samantha Nutt's memoir-cum-aid commentary Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid.

Design Briefs Advance Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Maintaining an open perspective while staying focused on a goal can cause any aspiring design star to run in circles, wasting much of their valuable time and energy. Can a couple of hours spent composing an Inspirational Design Brief significantly improve their performance?

Choosing the Next President of the World Bank

Patrick Sharma | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Patrick Sharma

Robert Zoellick's recent announcement that he will step down as president of the World Bank in June has cast new light on an old problem: who should lead the Bank and how should he or she be chosen?

In All-India General Strike, Workers Go All Out Against Neoliberalism

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

India's economic ascent seems like it should be the envy of the world's richest nations. Except Indian workers just gave the boosters of global capitalism a few million second thoughts.